Category Archives: Germany 7/12

Greetings from Vienna, Austria!

We finally arrived at our hotel at 10:30 PM … But chronologically … While I was supermarket shopping I received several emails from Ritsu that her flight from Addis to Frankfurt is 1h delayed …. which is not good when … Continue reading

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Porta Nigra, Trier

Finally the weather looks like actual summer and we decided to do another day trip, and somehow we decided on Trier (I kinda thought about Luxembourg, but that was even an hour farther). I recall fondly that my dad took … Continue reading

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Kurpark & more Frisbeeeee

Lazy sunday, shops are closed, no temptation to spend money … So, we went to the Kurpark in Bad Homburg, after we had very nice lunch at a small Thai place. First order of business: more frisbee. With that nice … Continue reading

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Frisbeeeeee!

Today we were invited to Begüm’s birthday and although the weather was anything but what you would expect on a 21st of July (They handed out sweaters and jackets, this what Julius is wearing looks a bit oversized), the whole … Continue reading

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Visiting the Opel Zoo

Today the weather was finally a bit better and we did our long planned trip to the nearby Opel Zoo The place is really nice, much better than i.e. the zoo in London, which was just depressing. Here they animals … Continue reading

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Luisenpark, Mannheim (+ Birthday Party)

Today we did a day trip to Mannheim, which is about 100km from our location. A city I have never visited before. The main reason was that an old colleague from way back when (funny, how Facebook reconnects people) invited … Continue reading

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Windmills

Albeit the weather looked gloomy, we drove a bit to a spot where we could take a nice walk through the fields and get really close to those windmills, which I keep seeing more and more all over Germany. I … Continue reading

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Watercoloring / IKEA

Julius very much enjoys this little ‘his’ desk that we set up for him. Today he was very much into water coloring. Later we went to IKEA. It must have been over a year since we had been to an … Continue reading

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Nacken’s Barbershop

There is a first time for everything … like my dad cutting and then shaving my hair! You can even see Julius (reflection in the window) as he is taking the pictures.

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Döner Lunch

Another thing we have not had in a while (I think last time was in Berlin, last summer), a really nice Döner Kebab. And this one was really good! Not too salty, lots of salad and very good yoghurt sauce … Continue reading

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Finally, fast internet again!

Julius enjoys very much (just like I do) the online connection here. Back home in Addis it is close to impossible to watch a youtube video without constant buffering … and it eats our meager bandwith allocation. Here he is … Continue reading

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Gardening

Julius loves doing garden work (when he is in the mood) … but especially once he got to hose water around, he was happy as a peach!

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Breakfast with Großpapa

Julius feels right back like home here and enjoys having yummy German breakfast items, like fresh rolls and cold cuts and north sea shrimp.

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Trampoline / Großpapa’s garden

Probably from the first time I was here with Julius (when he was very little) I knew that the next door neighbors have a boy just a bit younger than him. But since our stays were rather short, we never … Continue reading

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Greetings from Frankfurt am Main

We have arrived safe and sound after a 7+ hour direct flight from Addis. The several lines at Bole airport in Addis was borderline torture and took just way too long. But once on board, the flight was pretty pleasant, … Continue reading

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